Our expert says:
I must confess I'd be going outside my scope to talk about the treatment of this disease. She's obviously been diagnosed, but it sounds like perhaps there's a lot of understanding missing, and perhaps the doctor hasn't explained it. I assume she is being treated for it?
The typical treatment is symptomatic - it has "phases" and includes using anti-inflammatories, steroid meds and sometimes immunosuppressants. Obviously, you don't want to be using those all the time, but this is why it's so vital to manage in consultation with a doctor. Now, I appreciate that cost, and the lack of medical aid, that makes it very tough, but this is someone's health, and it's a condition that really does "demand' that kind of treatment. So I think it's vital to do this, and the same goes for diet.
I looked around for some information, and found this site quite helpful and relatively easy to understand: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/Systemic-Lupus-Erythematosus.htm
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